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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Straits Times reports Stamford Law's Lee Suet Fern receives most nominations in Global Law Experts'

November 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation was featured in a Straits Times article published on the 1st November 2010. The article recounts the firm’s winning of the “M&A Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010” by Britain-based Global Law Experts.

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Jari Gadd new Specialist Partner at B&K 1.9.2010

October 2010. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

Attorney Jari Gadd has been appointed Specialist Partner at Borenius & Kemppinen.  

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Boult Wade Tennant’s Daniel Weston passes Paper P3 with the highest mark

October 2010. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Boult Wade Tennant is pleased to announce that Daniel Weston was presented with the Drafting Prize for 2010 as the candidate passing Paper P3 with the highest mark.

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Lian Seng quoted on SGX-ASX merger

October 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Lian Seng was quoted in an article in Asia Legal Business on the proposed merger between SGX and ASX. In order to maintain confidentiality, SGX and ASX decided against a tender process and instead handpicked their external legal advisers based on their track record and market reputation. Stamford Law was independently contacted by ASX to advise as the Singapore counsel. This is the first time the firm is acting for ASX.

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Stamford Law’s Director Eugene Thuraisingam quoted in missing diamond ring case

October 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Eugene Thuraisingam was quoted in the Straits Times and TODAY on the case of the alleged loss of a 6.41 carat diamond ring, owned by American multi-millionaire Anne Hendricks Bass ("Ms Bass"). The diamond ring went missing during her stay at the Shangri-la hotel last year. Ms Bass, who is suing the hotel for the loss of her ring, was unable to attend the closed-door hearing held on the 25th October 2010. The application for a video-conference was rejected but Ms Bass is allowed to come in to testify when the trial resumes in January.

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CARTWRIGHT KING AWARD TRAINING CONTRACTS

October 2010. Press Releases by Cartwright King (view listing).

Leading Midlands criminal and business defence specialists Cartwright King have awarded training contracts to five members of staff as part of the continuing expansion of the firm. 

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CARTWRIGHT KING WELCOMES NEW BUSINESS DEFENCE TEAM IN SHEFFIELD

October 2010. Press Releases by Cartwright King (view listing).

The Sheffield office of leading business and criminal defence firm Cartwright King, one of the top ranked specialist practices in the recent Legal 500 ratings, has been joined by a top Sheffield business defence team led by partner Mark Fowler. 

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Hassans Launch the ‘Sir Joshua Hassan Lectures’

October 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

James Levy QC, Senior Partner at leading law firm Hassans, welcomed over one hundred distinguished guests to the Rock Hotel last night, who were there to enjoy the inaugural ‘Sir Joshua Hassan Lecture’ delivered by Lord Michael Howard. 

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Stamford Law advises AFP Properties in proposed restructuring exercise

October 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation is advising SGX Mainboard-listed AFP Properties Limited ("AFP") in the proposed S$654.0 million restructuring exercise of its subsidaries which includes PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk ("BSDE"), PT Duta Pertiwi Tbk ("DUTI"), both of which are listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, as well as PT Paraga Artamida ("PAM"), PT Ekacentra Usahamaju ("ECUM"), PT Sinar Mas Wisesa ("SMW") and PT Sinar Mas Teladan ("SMT"). Pursuant to the restructuring exercise, BSDE will purchase shares in DUTI for S$520.8 million from PAM and ECUM, and will also subscribe for new shares in SMW and SMT for S$58.1 million and S$75.1 million respectively, upon which DUTI, SMW and SMT will become subsidiaries of BSDE.

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Stamford Law advises Ezra Holdings in proposed acquisition of Aker Marine Contractors

October 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation is advising SGX Mainboard-listed Ezra Holdings Limited ("Ezra") in its proposed acquisition of Norwegian marine engineering company Aker Marine Contractors ("AMC") from Oslo-listed Aker Solutions ("AKSO") for US$325 million. The acquisition will be paid for in cash, equity and convertible securities which will make AKSO a substantial shareholder in Ezra.

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WOLF THEISS & THE AUSTRIAN EMBASSY IN BULGARIA HOST ROUNDTABLE ON BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AUSTRIA

October 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Austria remains an attractive hub for Central and Eastern European businesses, according to participants at a business roundtable, titled Your Successful Business in Austria, organized by law firm Wolf Theiss in cooperation with the Austrian Embassy - Commercial Section in Bulgaria. 

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Training institution

October 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Hans van Mens and Véronique Zielinski assisted a major training institution which wished to outsource its catering activities. 

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HEUSSEN welcomes new partner to the practice group Public Law / Public Procurement

October 2010. Press Releases by Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (view listing).

SIBETH co-founder Dr. Norbert Huber joined HEUSSEN’s Munich office and will from now on strengthen the practice group Public Law/ Public Procurement Law. 

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Stamford Law advises ASX in merger with SGX

October 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation is advising Asia's fifth largest stock market, Sydney-based ASX Ltd in a proposed A$8.4 billion takeover offer by Singapore Exchange ("SGX"). SGX plans to buy the Australian exchange via a Scheme of Arrangement using a combination of cash in Australian dollars and new SGX shares.

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Publication of Book – Employees´ Competitive Conduct

October 2010. Press Releases by MAQS Law Firm (view listing).

Attorney-at-law Jeppe Høyer Jørgensen, partner in MAQS Law Firm, has written another book in employment law.

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MAQS Law Firm further strengthens its position

October 2010. Press Releases by MAQS Law Firm (view listing).

Merger in Malmoe and new partners in Copenhagen seal the status of MAQS as a Baltic Sea Region heavyweight law firm. In Sweden, the Malmoe office of Hamilton merges with MAQS Law Firm, and in Denmark 5 partners from Nordia joins MAQS Law Firm in Copenhagen.

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Andrey Astapov participated in the conference “Russia’s Oil Stock & OTC Markets”

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers Managing Partner, participated in "Russia's Oil Stock & OTC Markets" International Conference II that took place in Moscow within September 30 - October 1, 2010.

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Oleh Beketov spoke at International Law Forum IX

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers Counsel Oleh Beketov delivered a speech at International Law Forum IX taking place in Yalta from October 1 to 4, 2010. The forum involved managers of international and local law firms, legal practitioners and advocates, heads of major companies' legal departments, and representatives of CIS countries' state executive and judicial authorities. The forum considered various issues regarding the judicial practice in resolving economic disputes, effective legal technologies of debt collection in the crisis environment, the reorganization of Ukrainian joint-stock companies into private and public, and so on.

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AstapovLawyers appoints a coordinator of White Collar Crime Practice

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers announces the appointment of Oleg Gromovoi as coordinator of the firm's White Collar Crime Practice. This practice has significantly grown over the past years as well as the firm's litigation practice in general.

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AstapovLawyers participated in the conference of ECBA

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Gromovoi, coordinator of AstapovLawyers' white collar crime practice, participated in the conference "Defence Rights in the early investigative stage of criminal proceedings", organized by the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) and held in Ljubliana, Slovenia, on 1 - 2 October 2010.

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Yulia Yashenkova spoke at the 4th International Logistics Congress

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Yulia Yashenkova, Associate of AstapovLawyers, made her presentation at the 4th International Logistics Congress "Customs or Logistics - What Keeps back the Economic Development of Ukraine?" that took place in Kyiv, on October 7-8, 2010.

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AstapovLawyers successfully advocated for Perdue Farms

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The interdepartmental committee on international trade discontinued the anti-dumping investigation with respect to the imports of chicken halves, quarters, drumsticks, and their parts from the US and Brazil without application of any antidumping measures. Such investigation was initiated by Myronivsky Hliboproduct, Dniprovsky poultry processing plant and Ruby Rose Agricole company.

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AstapovLawyers launches Constitutional & Human Rights Law practice

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces the launch of Constitutional & Human Rights Law practice - a unique initiative on the Ukrainian legal market, aimed specifically to help business entities to protect their rights and freedoms that are regarded as fundamental to individual human beings, such as right to property, right to fair trial, freedom of expression, freedom of association and others.

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Rafael A. Morales is new SyCipLaw Managing Partner

October 2010. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

Rafael A. Morales was recently chosen as the new Managing Partner of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, succeeding Llewellyn L. Llanillo who retired as a partner of the firm in August, 2009. Rafy joined SyCipLaw in 1975, and until his election as the new Managing Partner was the head of the firm’s Banking, Finance and Securities practice group. 

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Stamford Law wins “M&A Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010” award

October 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the "M&A Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2010" by Global Law Experts ("GLE"). GLE is the premier guide to leading attorneys throughout the world. GLE only recognises one legal expert in each key practice area and country.

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PEPELIAEV GROUP LISTED IN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S GUIDE TO FOREIGN LAW FIRMS

October 2010. Press Releases by Pepeliaev Group (view listing).

Moscow, Russian Federation – Pepeliaev Group has been selected to be included in the latest edition of the American Bar Association’s Guide to Foreign Law Firms, which was published in October with the cooperation of the ABA Section of International Law. Pepeliaev Group is a member of TerraLex, the worldwide network of independent law firms and a global source for business lawyers. 

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DFDS AND C.PORTS SA TAKE OVER RO/RO TERMINAL IN GOTHENBURG

October 2010. Press Releases by Mannheimer Swartling (view listing).

DFDS and C.PORTS SA have jointly acquired Älvsborg Ro/Ro AB and will take over operations of the ro/ro terminal in the Port of Gothenburg. In connection with the acquisition, Älvsborg and the Port of Gothenburg have entered into a 25-year concession agreement, concerning the operation of the terminal and related infrastructure. Subject to the approval of the competition authorities, the transaction leads to two of the port's largest customers taking over the ro/ro terminal.

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LGS HAS BEEN NAMED AS FIRM OF THE YEAR 2010 BY ASIAN-COUNSEL

October 2010. Press Releases by Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (view listing).

Adding its outstanding record of legal practice, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) has been named as ‘Firm of the Year 2010' by the Pacific Business Press Asian-Counsel.

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Stamford Law advises Ezra in one-for-five renounceable rights issue

October 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation has advised SGX-listed Ezra Holdings Limited in its fully underwritten rights issue which raised $155.3 million. 

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AVELLUM PARTNERS HAS BEEN NAMED BY IFLR1000 AS ONE OF THE LEADING LAW FIRMS FOR M&A IN UKRAINE

October 2010. Press Releases by Avellum Partners (view listing).

Kyiv, 21 October 2010 – Avellum Partners is proud to announce that only one year after our establishment we have been ranked as one of the leading law firms for mergers and acquisitions in Ukraine by IFLR1000 2011 Edition. 

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Harry Elias Partnership LLP acted for the 2nd and 3rd Defendants in Suit No. 46/2006/J (“the Suit"

October 2010. Press Releases by Harry Elias Partnership LLP (view listing).

The Suit was commenced by Raffles Town Club Pte Ltd (“RTC”). The 2nd and 3rd Defendants were former shareholders and directors of RTC. 

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RENOWNED IP AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERT PROF. LUCIAN MIHAI JOINS WOLF THEISS' BUCHAREST OFFICE

October 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Bucharest/Vienna, 16 September 2010 - WOLF THEISS is pleased to announce that Lucian Mihai, a professor of law at the University of Bucharest and a renowned expert in litigation, arbitration and intellectual property matters, has joined the firm's Bucharest office as Of Counsel.

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WOLF THEISS WINS THE LAWYER'S LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR CENTRAL EUROPE

October 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Berlin/Vienna, 24 September 2010 - WOLF THEISS is pleased to announce that it has won "Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe" and was listed as "highly commended" in the category "Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe & The Balkans" at The Lawyer's European Awards ceremony held on 23rd September in Berlin.

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Successful forum was organised on the topic of conventional energy production

October 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

"Instead of increasing competition, the establishment of a stable regulatory environment is needed in the energy sector"

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WOLF THEISS IN COOPERATION WITH KRESTON BULMAR

October 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

WOLF THEISS IN COOPERATION WITH KRESTON BULMAR HOSTS BUSINESS DISCUSSION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TAX STRUCTURING IN TIMES OF ECONOMIC CRISIS

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WOLF THEISS AND THE AUSTRIAN EMBASSY IN BULGARIA HOST ROUNDTABLE ON BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

October 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

WOLF THEISS AND THE AUSTRIAN EMBASSY IN BULGARIA HOST ROUNDTABLE ON BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AUSTRIA

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Erica Johansson new partner in Delphi's Banking and Finance Group

October 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Erica Johansson has joined Delphi as partner in the Banking and Finance Group. Erica Johansson previously worked at Mayer Brown International LLP in London and has also worked at Allen & Overy LLP in London for several years.

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Delphi hires real-estate specialist

October 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Property specialist Anders Hulegårdh has been recruited by Delphi’s Göteborg real-estate group.

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Advokatfirman Delphi recruits tax experts from KPMG

October 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Mikael Knutsson, senior tax manager and Johan Kristoffersson, senior associate at KPMG have been recruited to Delphi’s newly formed tax group in Göteborg.

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in Straits Times on mid career switch – to practise

October 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in the Straits Times on mid-career switchers joining the legal sector. Last year, the Singapore Management University (SMU) launched its postgraduate degree in law under its Juris Doctor programme (JD) which allows mid-career professionals and fresh graduates in other disciplines to pursue a law degree.

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New lawyer at Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå

October 2010. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Bo Thomaeus became on October 15, 2010, member of the Swedish Bar Association.

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Extension of BCCC website

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC website is opening a new section "Communities". We practice our activities in the heart of the Lake Geneva region.

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Ranking Chambers 2010: BCCC on the rise

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Chambers is an independent and authoritative legal guide. Its latest European edition distinguishes our work in corporate law, M&A, labour law, intellectual property, real estate, media and new technologies.

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BCCC is elected "Mid-Sized M&A Legal Advisory Firm of the Year"

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC is the winner of the "Mid-Sized M&A Legal Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland" award, granted by Corporate Intl Magazine.

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Intellectual Property and start-up companies

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe Gilliéron takes part in Lausanne to the Educaris seminar (Academy of the Audit and Tax Chamber) devoted to start-ups.

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Conseil suisse de la presse - hearing

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Manuel Bianchi della Porta is heard as an expert by the Swiss body in charge of ethics in the media industry.

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New ranking Legal500 Europe - BCCC among the leaders in Geneva

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC has been recognized leading Geneva law firm by Legal500 Europe 2010. According to the legal guide, BCCC's clients benefit from an 'outstanding level of service'. Only two firms in Western Switzerland obtained a higher ranking.

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Lift 010 - BCCC, present since the beginning

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Since the early time, BCCC has been involved with lift and has been active in the annual conferences that take place in Geneva around social impact of new techonologies. This year BCCC sponsors the event and hosts two workshops.

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BCCC Scholarship for the exchange program Geneva University / Harvard University

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC supports the exchange program between the Law Schools of Geneva University and Harvard University.

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Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic closes €161M syndicated loan deal

October 2010. Press Releases by Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (view listing).

Croatia's Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (DTB) closed last week one of the largest syndicated loan deals in Croatia this year. DTB advised a syndicate of 12 prominent banks in lending €161 million to Raiffeisen Bank in Croatia.   

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